Stone & Sky: Count Yorghi

Stone & Sky: Count Yorghi

Stone & Sky: Count Yorghi

Sunday, July 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

$15.00

The 7th annual Stone & Sky Music & Arts Series is a growing and eclectic series of concerts and other artistic events containing spoken word, live performance, and visual arts. It takes place over 8 weekends in June, July, and August in a disused, fossilized, limestone quarry amphitheatre on Pelee Island.  This gem of a venue boasts remarkable acoustics and flourishes with indigenous and endangered species of plants and animals, some of which are native only to Pelee Island in all of Canada.  Primarily promoting local professional artists, we are proud to present many talented artists and performers.  Artists participate in week long residencies that culminate with the delivery of weekend workshops at no cost to participants.  Stone & Sky is recognized by Heritage Canada and The Ontario Arts Council.  Doors open at 5:30, performances end in time to catch the last ferry to the mainland!

 

Sunday, July 7, 6:00 pm

Word: Benjamin Ladoucer

Music: Count Yorghi’s Jazz Addiction

Art: Collette Broeders

Activities and Artist Workshops

Make a weekend of it! Come to the island for these other events in the Quarry:

  • Farmer’s Market | Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm for local produce, preserves and artists’ wares
  • Open Quarry | Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm to catch a glimpse behind the curtain of artists and their practices. Artists will be plying their trade in the shade while the public is encouraged to ask their advice, participate in a workshop, or simply sit and watch.
  • Food Frenzy | Sunday 5:30 – 6:00 enjoy food catered by local not-for-profit organizations before the concert

Location

The Quarry is located on East West Road on Pelee Island. From the ferry terminal, turn right and walk along W Shore Road, then turn left onto East West Road. The Quarry will be ahead on your left. It will take about 10-15 minutes to walk from the ferry terminal.

Helpful Links

Stone & Sky: Windsor Classic Chorale

Stone & Sky: Windsor Classic Chorale

Stone & Sky: Windsor Classic Chorale

Sunday, July 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

$15.00

The 6th annual Stone & Sky Music & Arts Series is a growing and eclectic series of concerts and other artistic events containing spoken word, live performance, and visual arts.  It takes place over 8 weekends in July, August and September in a disused, fossilized, limestone quarry and rehabilitated former landfill on Pelee Island.  This gem of a venue boasts remarkable acoustics and flourishes with indigenous and endangered species of plants and animals, some of which are native only to Pelee Island in all of Canada.  Primarily promoting local professional artists, we are proud to present Steel City Rovers, Windsor Classic Chorale, Trevor Malcolm, Count Yorghi Bagga-Burke World Beat, The Scarab Club, Karloff, Manzerolle & Palazzo, and the Windsor Concert Band as our musical performers this year.  All artists (approximately 65) participate in week long residencies that culminate with the delivery of weekend workshops at no cost.  Our finalé, multi-disciplinary performance is called Équilibre, which challenges belief in balance and features the Stone & Sky Artists Ensemble.  Stone & Sky is recognized by Heritage Canada and The Ontario Arts Council.  Doors open at 5:30, performances end in time to catch the last ferry to the mainland!

Sunday, July 8, 6:00 pm

Word: Ron Tiessen

Music: Windsor Classic Chorale

Art: Collette Broeders

Activities and Artist Workshops

Make a weekend of it! Come to the island for these other events in the Quarry:

  • Farmer’s Market | Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm for local produce, preserves and artists’ wares
  • Open Quarry | Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm to catch a glimpse behind the curtain of artists and their practices. Artists will be plying their trade in the shade while the public is encouraged to ask their advice, participate in a workshop, or simply sit and watch.
  • Food Frenzy | Sunday 5:30 – 6:00 enjoy food catered by local not-for-profit organizations before the concert

Location

The Quarry is located on East West Road on Pelee Island. From the ferry terminal, turn right and walk along W Shore Road, then turn left onto East West Road. The Quarry will be ahead on your left. It will take about 10-15 minutes to walk from the ferry terminal.

Helpful Links

Pelee Island Music Series: Count Yorgi

The PelPIMS Posteree Island Music Series is a growing and eclectic series of concerts and other artistic events featuring spoken word, live performance, & visual arts. The performances take place on Sundays in June, July, and August in a disused fossilized limestone quarry and restored former landfill. Primarily promoting local professional artists, we are very pleased to host approximately 30 artists for week long residencies this year. These professional artists from differing genres will lead workshops and master classes we are offering twice a week that are open to all community members at no cost. Our finalé performance of The Hidden Fairy, written by Pamela Cole, is an original collaborative, improvised jazz opera featuring community participants, and will take place on Aug. 16th, 2015. Admission is $10 (no charge for children), please BYOC (bring your own chair), limited seating available.

July 19, 2015, 6:00 pm

Word: Gustave Morin manipulates visual grammar.
Music: Count Yorgi consists of a stand up bass, trombone, guitar and drums, though not in that order. They play a style of cosmic jazz that is always pleasing to discerning audiences. The Count himself is Jackson Drobko. Like them on Facebook as Count Yorgi Jazz Trio.
Art: in collaboration with Collette Broeders, mixed media artist & database developer.

Artist Workshops

Come early or make a weekend of it and attend this weekend’s Artist Workshops with Collette Broeders, Jen Kimmerly, and Gustave Morin.

Location

The Quarry is located on East West Road on Pelee Island. From the ferry terminal, turn right and walk along W Shore Road, then turn left onto East West Road. The Quarry will be ahead on your left. It will take about 10-15 minutes to walk from the ferry terminal.

Helpful Links

Pelee Island Artist Workshops: July 18-19

July 18, 12:00-4:00 pm; July 19, 4:00-5:45 pm

Collette Broeders, Jen Kimmerly, and Gustave Morin will provide an exploration of creating visual grammar, monotype printmaking, and basic bookbinding, creating a decorative cover and prints for a small hand-sewn journal. (2 days)

Sunday’s workshop takes place immediately before the concert.